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Jennifer Hess

Litigation Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2015
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About Jennifer

Learn Jennifer’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employee benefits
    ERISA, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care and Disability Insurance Benefits

  2. Litigation
    ERISA, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care and Disability Insurance Benefits

  3. Insurance
    ERISA, Long Term Disability, Long Term Care and Disability Insurance Benefits

Jennifer L. Hess is a Partner at Riemer Hess LLC, one of the premier ERISA and long-term disability law firms in the country, with headquarters in New York City. The firm is a national leader in the niche practice area of long-term disability claims, appeals, and litigation.

Ms. Hess has represented hundreds of clients at the firm – helping to recover and secure over one hundred million dollars in benefits and settlements. She became a partner in 2020. Her practice philosophy is one of total transparency, client empowerment, and dependability.

Ms. Hess is a regular lecturer on long-term disability matters. She has co-authored the book, ERISA Disability Claims and Litigation, with her Partner, Scott M. Riemer, in 2021.  See:  

Ms. Hess also has written several e-books on long-term disability matters, in addition to having her content published on the websites of non-profit organizations. Her litigation matters often are featured by legal news outlets, including Law 360.

Ms. Hess graduated from St. John’s University School of Law in 2013. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from The State University of New York at Stony Brook

Bar Admissions:

  • State of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit



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Riemer Hess LLC
275 Madison Ave Fl 26
New York, NY, 10016-1134

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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2023
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Great Law Firm!
Riemer & Hess has been tremendously helpful to me throughout my disability leave process. They walked me through every step of the way and answered all of my questions quickly and with compassion. I don’t know how I would have managed such an overwhelming life event without their guidance and support. I never felt like I was going through this alone.
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Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
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The most professional law firm!
Having a disability that affects one's function takes an incredible toll on an individual. It is even more disheartening when an insurance company, for its own vested financial interests, tries to dispute one's medically proven lack of function, leaving one to feel hopeless. In seeking to resolve such a matter to pursue justice, Miss Jennifer Hess, Mr. Scott Reimer and their incredible paralegal team including Ms. Arianna Gonzalez and Ms. Hannah Cochrane ensure that their client is respected, heard and dealt with in the utmost professional manner. They are incredibly responsive, understanding, and competent in arriving at a legal strategy that best represents the interest of their client I recommend this law firm without any hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2023
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Great disability lawyer!
I have been working with Jennifer since I hired Riemer two years ago. She is very knowledgeable and experienced. Her expertise is invaluable. She has been diligently working on my claim at every turn.
Posted by Kirk | February 23, 2022
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Top Notch Firm, Attorney, and Team
Riemer Hess truly exceeded my expectations on all counts. Hannah, Jennifer, and team worked diligently on my behalf in the most efficient and professional manner while putting me at ease every step of the way. If you find yourself in the situation of having to begin the journey of short term or long term disability I highly recommend engaging them early in the process. The team partnered with me on day one, eased my fears, and took the driver’s seat coordinating the process and paperwork while bringing me along, explaining and answering all my questions in a timely manner every step of the way. You will never once regret engaging Riemer Hess they are a team of true professionals.
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Posted by Suzanne | December 17, 2021
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MS retired employee from Verizon
Jennifer was extremely supportive and efficient. She takes control of the annual Verizon confirmation paper work they require, as if I was miraculously healed !... by working with me and reaching out to all of my doctors for updates and documentation. She is a lifesaver and took away all the stress associated with this annual process.
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Posted by Barbara | December 17, 2021
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Riemer Hess law firm
I hired this law firm five years ago to represent me for my disability case due to profound hearing loss. I am still with them because of their outstanding service. I highly recommend anyone in need of a disability attorney to reach out to them.
Posted by Dave | December 8, 2021
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Appeal to Change in Definition Clause
I contacted Riemer and Hess approximately one and a half years ago to begin my appeal process as I was originally denied benefits. Jennifer and Scott both reached out to me and spent as much time as I needed to ensure that I knew exactly what would be needed to improve my chances of winning my appeal. Without Jennifer, I highly doubt that I would have won my appeal if I tried to do it all by myself. At the beginning I was paired up with Hannah Cochrane one of their paralegals. She also called me introduced herself and told me that she would be my liaison between the insurance company and Jennifer. She said anytime I needed anything, to contact her. This included setting up additional calls with Jennifer and supplying any information that I needed to ensure my claim had a great chance of winning the appeal. After all was said and done, I did indeed win the appeal and totally believe Jennifer and Hannah's guidance was what made it happen. My next step was the change in definition that was coming up in about a year and a half. I retained this firm and continued to deal with Hannah and occasionally with Jennifer when needed. Hannah was always very responsive, answered my questions usually within an hour and if she didn't have an answer would always let me know when she would. She met every deadline, dealt with the insurance company on a multitude of issues and I always knew and felt extremely confident she would address it. Hannah was amazing and a truly exceptional employee of this firm. She showed great empathy, built a solid relationship with me and I would highly recommend her to anyone. I've managed over a 1,000 employees in my lifetime, she would be in the TOP TEN! Again Jennifer and Hannah took care of everything I would need for the change in definition clause. I felt confident but not over confident as you know when you deal with an insurance company, they will look for any reason not to pay you. Well, I proved my change in definition clause and know in my heart this was due to the hard work of my team (Jennifer and Hannah) at Riemer and Hess. They are great to work with, honest, know what's needed and deliver results. Hannah is amazing, I couldn't have been in better hands. You can feel very confident with this organization and especially with Hannah.
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Posted by Scott | December 7, 2021
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Sophisticated ERISA Disability Attorney
Jen is a very skillful, experienced, and sophisticated ERISA disability attorney. She has incredible grit and determination, achieving the best possible result for all of her clients. She has a lot of empathy and makes all of her clients feel taken care of and special.
Posted by LF | December 3, 2021
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Top notch disability law firm - excellent service
The team at Reimer Hess is top-notch. From the day that I contacted them nearly a year ago, I have received prompt answers to my questions and professional guidance. When you are facing a disability, your whole world is turned upside down. To make matters worse, while you are trying to deal with your health, you are faced with a very complicated and convoluted disability insurance process. I would not attempt to file a disability claim without the help of professionals. Reimer Hess is the best in the business for a reason. No, they are not cheap but they are worth every penny. I am someone who researches reads everything before executing a plan. Even still, there is no way that I have would have been successful in having two long-term disability policies approved with absolutely no hiccups along the way without professional help. When I realized that my pain was overwhelming and I worried about my ability to continue working, I sent a message through the website for a consultation. Craig reached out to me right away and we talked through the basics of my situation. Not long after, I had a call with Scott Reimer to discuss specifics. He was brutally honest about my situation and told me all the things that would need to happen in order for me to be approved. I appreciated the fact that he didn’t sugarcoat anything just to win me as a client. He sets realistic expectations so that you can make the most informed decision possible. As I got deeper into the process, Jennifer Hess took over as the attorney in my case and she has been fantastic. She was always available to field questions that came up along the way and she truly understands the emotional aspects of filing for disability. Last, but not least, I would like to call out Ariana Gonzalez, the paralegal assigned to my case. She has been by my side from day one and has handled all of the communications with the insurance companies on my behalf. She is on top of deadlines and she establishes a rapport with the insurance agents assigned to your case. She is proactive and knows just what to do in order to get the insurance companies to approve you in the least painful way possible. On top of all of her outstanding qualities, Ari has a very positive attitude and it is always a pleasure to speak with her. Also, she’s tough. I’m glad she’s on my side! In the end, if you try to go the disability route on your own, you are not as likely to get the desired outcome. It’s not that you are not capable and you can’t figure it out, it’s that you don’t have experience in this very niche area. I am so glad that I contacted Reimer Hess the minute I realized I had a problem. By doing this, I have been able to focus on getting treatments for my medical condition without the unnecessary stress of having to fight with the disability insurance companies and trying to strategize about next steps. I have two long-term disability policies and both were approved before my 6-month, short term disability policy ended, which is downright incredible. Before embarking on this process, I would highly recommend that you at least speak to Reimer Hess before making a decision on how you will proceed. Reaching out to Reimer Hess truly made all the difference in my disability claim. Thank you Reimer Hess for your excellent service!
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Riemer Hess LLC (formerly Riemer & Associates, LLC)
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Klee Woolf Goldman & Filpi LLP
  • 2013 - 2016


  • St. John's University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • B.A. Political Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Tietjen v. UNUM Life Insurance Company of America, 1:16-cv-07021-JMF-SN
  • Glickman, M.D., v. First UNUM Life Insurance Company
  • Total Win
  • Glickman, M.D., v. First UNUM Life Insurance Company
  • Total Victory Against Unum
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  • National Employment Lawyers Association (New York)
  • 2022 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (14)
Endorse Jennifer
Litigation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jennifer Hess is one of the best ERISA disability attorneys I know. I am always impressed by her preparation, mastery of the facts, and knowledge of the law. She also cares about her clients, which is apparent in her zealous advocacy and the success she achieves for them. I strongly endorse Jennifer."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know from first-hand experience that Jennifer is an outstanding disability insurance attorney. She’s very well-versed on the law and exemplifies professionalism. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jennifer, who I have known for several years, and her partner Scott, for many years. The firm remains on the cutting edge of the complexities of ERISA disability law. Jennifer is a strong advocate and someone I admire and endorse."
Employee benefits Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is an exceptionally knowledgeable and compassionate attorney. She has been published and taught multiple courses on ERISA litigation and long term disability claims. Through this work, she has educated many fellow attorneys about this complicated area of law. Further, she uses her tremendous empathy and expertise to zealously advocate on behalf of her clients in their time of need."
Insurance Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"I made Jen my partner because of her grit, determination, and hard work. She is the full package. She is a skilled writer, a great communicator, and very knowledgeable about ERISA and long term disability claims. She also is very empathetic and takes great effort in taking care of clients. She is a terrific attorney."
Employee benefits Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer is a top-notch legal talent. She is a published expert in ERISA disability benefits law who brings unbridled energy to everything she does. You couldn't ask for a better attorney to help you navigate any long term disability issue. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
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